A 54-year old Cooper man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in the Tira area of Hopkins County just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Jubal Lawson. The man was driving southbound on Highway 19 North near County Road 4777 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Weather was not a factor in the accident. Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The accident is being investigated by DPS Trooper Brandon Stribling.